02 Oct 2018
The government earned $85.5 million in revenue from the sale of tickets at the Angkor Archaeological Park during the first nine months of the year, a hike of nearly 13 percent, figures released yesterday by Angkor Enterprise showed.
From January to September, more than 1.9 million people visited the Angkor complex, an increase of about 8.5 percent compared to the same period last year, Angkor Enterprise said.
In September alone, there were 156,865 visitors – a jump of 8.3 percent – generating $6.8 million in revenue from ticket sales.
$3.80 million of all revenue generated during the first nine months of the year was donated to Kantha Bopha children’s hospitals.
Ho Vandy, secretary-general of the Cambodia National Tourism Alliance, said the increase in the number of local and foreign tourists at the Angkor park was a sign that growth in the tourism sector was strong.
Mr Vandy, however, said some local travel agents, hotels and souvenir vendors have experienced a fall in revenue.
“Although the number of foreign tourists and ticket sales at Angkor is on the upswing, there are complaints from some tour operators, hotels and vendors, who say business has declined.